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Stormwater Management

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stormwater management involves improving water quality and reducing the runoff of rainwater or snowmelt onto streets, lawns, and other locations.

When stormwater is absorbed into the ground, it percolates and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. However, when it rains heavily, waterlogged soil creates excess moisture that runs across the surface, overflowing storm drains, and road ditches. This water often carries debris, chemicals, bacteria, eroded soil, and other contaminants, carrying them into streams, rivers, lakes, or wetlands.

How does Stormwater Management help?

In built-up areas, impervious surfaces, such as pavements and rooftops, prevent precipitation from naturally penetrating the ground. Instead, the water saturates storm drains, sewer systems, and drainage ditches, and can cause flooding, erosion, turbidity (or sludge), overflow of storm and sanitary sewer systems, and damage to infrastructure. Good stormwater management and the creation of “green infrastructures” help curb this impact, capturing and reusing stormwater to maintain or restore natural hydrology.

Retaining stormwater and removing contaminants is the primary goal of stormwater management. Pervious surfaces, which are porous and allow precipitation and snowmelt to penetrate the ground, and blue/green infrastructures that protect, restore, or mimic the natural water cycle, play a key role in stormwater management.

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Stormwater Collection: 

The stormwater collection system is designed to collect rainwater in urban and/or rural areas. A well-studied collector system generates a series of benefits for the environment and the population in general, avoiding floods, overflows, the proliferation of diseases, landslides, and various environmental and social damages. At Green Cricket Landscaping, we have extensive experience and qualified labor to execute these services with the responsibility and commitment your project needs.

Bioretention Cells

Engineered systems designed to assist in pollutant removal by filtering solids and promoting nutrient uptake through the use of engineered media

Sand Filters

System designed to filter solids, oils, and debris suspended in stormwater through a sand medium

Sand Filters

System designed to filter solids, oils, and debris suspended in stormwater through a sand medium

Wet Detention Basin (Retention Pond)

Vegetated system designed to hold a permanent volume of water at all times with extra capacity for rain events

Dry Detention Basins (Detention Ponds)

Vegetated system designed to hold temporary volumes of water during and following a rain event

Grassed Swales

Vegetated system designed with specific water quality and quantity aspects to channel runoff while promoting infiltration

Infiltration Basins

Vegetated system designed with highly permeable soils that facilitate infiltration and groundwater recharge

Permeable/Pervious Pavement

Surface treatment installed in place of asphalt or concrete paving to allow stormwater infiltration and reduce surface runoff

Level Spreaders

Devices installed at pipe or channel outfalls that convert high-velocity channelized flow into diffused sheet flow for infiltration and removal of particulate pollutants

Manufactured Underground Systems

System often retrofitted into storm sewers with storage and pollutant removal capabilities where aboveground SCM may be costly or unviable

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Service Coverage Area

We cover the entire state of Washington D. C., the state of Maryland and the state of Virginia and surrounding areas.

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